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New Ammunition for Coyotes and Varmints

The Varmint X™ Factor: Winchester Gives Hunters New Ammunition for Coyotes and Varmints 

11/29/2012

Coyote and varmint hunters all over North America are howling in approval of Varmint X™, the new line of predator and varmint ammunition from Winchester®.

The super accurate Varmint X lineup will initially feature offerings in four of the most popular centerfire rifle calibers for predator hunting: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and .243 Win. The charcoal-colored, polymer-tipped bullets in each caliber are optimized for long-distance accuracy and explosive impact on coyotes, prairie dogs and other varmints.

“Predator hunting is on the rise and our new Varmint X line gives shooters a high performance, accurate cartridge for the challenging shot angles and distances common in predator and varmint hunting,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales.

A recent study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showed that hunter participation in predator hunting has doubled over the last ten years.

Varmint X combines the legendary excellence for which Winchester is known with today's latest technology, resulting in a cartridge designed specifically for the demands of predator and varmint hunters.

Varmint X ammunition specifications:

Caliber
Symbol
Weight
Velocity
.204 Ruger
X204P
32
4,000 fps
.223 Rem
X223P1
40
3,700 fps
.223 Rem
X223P
55
3,240 fps
.22-250 Rem
X22250P
55
3,680 fps
.243 Win
X243P
58
3,850 fps


The Winchester® Varmint X™ line will hit store shelves in January 2013, just in time for prime coyote hunting. Each caliber will be available in 20-round boxes and 200-round cases.

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors and at the range.

Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with innovative products like Blind Side® waterfowl and PDX1® Defender™ personal defense ammunition.

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